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Finally an update!

by @ 9:10 pm on May 15, 2009. Filed under Adoption, update

I know it’s been a while since we posted but we wanted to wait until the legal risk period was over to post an update.  So about 1:15 today Emma’s birth parents went to court and signed the TPR (termination of parental rights), which means that they can no longer change their minds and decide to parent Emma.  So 6 months from now we (Joe, Emma and I) go to court and finalize the adoption and we will become Emma’s parents legally. We have both sighed a very big sigh of relief after waiting on pins and needles for the past two weeks.

Joe and I have somehow been blessed with a really easy going baby (so far).  She only crys when she wants something and when she realizes you are going to take care of it she stops crying.  She is also sleeping for 4+ hours at a shot at night.  We can’t complain, but we are waiting for her to do something to make our lives difficult based on some of the stories people have told us.

Anyhow, without further ado, we are pleased to introduce Emma Rose Renee, born on May 1, 2009.

Emma 10 days old

Here is our First family photo together 2 weeks ago, boy does that seem like a lifetime ago.

First family photo (Emma 1 day old)

We are both very proud parents, and are thrilled with how this new chapter of our life is turning out.

8 Responses to “Finally an update!”

  1. Shannon says:

    Hooray!!! :)

    Maybe you got one of the easy ones! I keep hearing rumors that they exist! ;)

  2. Thinking back, Walker was pretty mellow when he was new. Only cried until he realized we were doing what he needed. It was the not much sleep cumulatively and the difficulties with nursing that caused him not to sleep much that were hard in the first few months. :) Other than that, he was pretty easy the until he got mobile!

  3. She keeps getting cuter! Thanks for the update and keep the pictures and updates coming! I can’t wait to meet her!

  4. Shannon says:

    I second the new pictures request!!! It’s your blog. You can post pictures every day if you want! :-D

  5. Judy says:

    Congratulations! She is very cute! Enjoy her while she is little, babies grow up too fast! (I registered my daughter for kindergarten this week starting in the fall. Hard to believe she is that old already.) I’ll be checking your blog for more pictures and updates (hope you find the time).

  6. Cousin Beth says:

    Heard you were having a baby shower today…congratulations…wish I could hold the precious little baby you are! What a blessing.

  7. Brigitte says:

    We had a rather large bbq, with a lot of friends and some family. It was a lot of fun. No traditional baby showers for me. :) Anytime you are in the area, you are free to give us a shout for a visit.

  8. Roxanne says:

    What a pretty little girl.. congrats and my three and grandson were great till about hrm.. ten years old lol.. :) Joe am gonna do a I told you so *grin* and man am I ever glad I was right be good to each other!

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